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March 15, 2017
Would the CIA frame Russia in DNC attack, yet wiretap Trump Tower?
The recent WikiLeaks release contains hacking tools for the CIA that are used to "avoid fingerprints implicating the CIA and the US government" in its hacking. Indeed, according to WikiLeaks' analysis, the UMBRAGE and related projects can "misdirect attribution by leaving behind the 'fingerprints' of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from." Since the security company Crowdstrike, funded by the DNC, has identified "two separate Russian intelligence-affiliated adversaries present in the DNC network in May 2016," by the name of COZY BEAR and FANCY BEAR, and the Obama-led intelligence community (or "band of leakers") "confirmed" this in their report in the dying days of their administration, many have thought it was Russia behind the DNC attack. Since we can assume, based on the recent leak, that the CIA can replicate a Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear attack, the question we ought to ask is,...(Read Full Post)